Reports state the 77 meter long tanker Zapadnyy performed an emergency anchoring on the Hunte River, Germany. The tanker was proceeding empty when it met unfavorable wind and currents put the vessel in trouble. The pilot and master of the tanker decided to maneuver the veessel into the shore embankment which succeeded in stopping the tanker without damage to the vessel or the shore. The tanker later proceeded without issue. Report released by local water police.
The Zapadnyy allided with a floating dock on the Weser River near Bremen, Germany in April 2011. Read More
The 3297 dwt tanker Zapadnyy allided with a floating dock at the Lurssen Yard located on the Weser River near Bremen, Germany. Another vessel had tried to pass by the Zapadnyy at the bend of the river forcing the Zapadnyy to veer off into the floating dock. The dock was knocked from its moorings and pushed 200 meters downstream. The Zapadnyy suffered severe damage to the foreship including water ingress requiring the vessel to be intentionally run aground. Three tugs were called to push the dock back to its position.